Benjamin Britten 31

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 415 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 321 mb
Classical, Modern | Label: Nimbus Records - NI 5025

Here is the 1985 Nimbus release 'Benjamin Britten: Works for String Orchestra' performed by English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton with Roger Best on viola. This particular Nimbus release has been out of print for some time now, but all of these works by Britten has been included on various later and more recent Nimbus releases.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 141:57 min | 2.70 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar; Benjamin Britten; William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.

(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)  Music

Posted by Morocco at Oct. 15, 2016
(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)

(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)
Webrip | Subtitles : French | 1h41min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2725 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 2,03 GB
Genre : Classical music

Le War Requiem op. 66 compte parmi les œuvres majeures de Benjamin Britten. Ode à la mémoire des morts de toutes les guerres, elle exprime tour à tour l'affliction et la réconciliation. Dans ce cri de révolte lancé contre la guerre, le compositeur britannique entremêle le texte traditionnel de la messe de requiem en latin et les vers déchirants de Wilfred Owen, «poète de guerre» tombé au champ d'honneur à l'âge de 25 ans, quelques jours avant l'armistice de 1918.

Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 6, 2016
Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)

Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.78 Gb+4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 163 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD of the recently issued Britten/Pears mini series recorded by the BBC for television way back in the 1960's and the 70's is for all intents and purposes another resounding success. All four priceless documents were thought lost, but this Idomeneo seems to have had a charmed life more than others. Indeed, three days before the Aldeburgh première, the hall was left in cinders and it is something of a miracle that the television production could actually go ahead. First broadcast in May 1970, critics and viewers alike were unanimous in their praise. Sung in English to a version prepared by Maisie and Evelyn Radford, Mozart's first operatic masterpiece is even more telling. A lot of credit should go to Britten himself, who not only conducted with committed ardour, but also prepared a musical edition all of his own. The staging has a classical dignity and avoids austerity altogether and both Pears and Harper give impressive performances. (Gerald Fenech)
VA: A Garland for the Queen / Benjamin Britten: A.M.D.G / Sacred And Profane (1991, Gamut Classics # GAMCD 529)

VA: A Garland for the Queen / Benjamin Britten: A.M.D.G / Sacred And Profane
Cambridge University Chamber Choir / Timothy Brown
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 232 MB | Full Artwork: 53 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gamut Classics # GAMCD 529 | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal, Sacred, Secular, Early 20th Century, Contemporary

Cambridge University Chamber Choir performs three twentieth-century English song cycles for mixed choir, including the rarely-recorded A Garland for the Queen. A Garland was composed to commemorate the Queen’s coronation in 1953 by a selection of the finest English composers including Finzi, Bliss, Bax, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Howells and Ireland. The two works by Benjamin Britten, AMDG and Sacred and Profane, are virtuoso show pieces for mixed choir.
Benjamin Britten - London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hickox - War Requiem (1991, Chandos # CHSA 5007/2) [RE-UP]

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem / Sinfonia da Requiem / Ballad of Heroes
Heather Harper, Philip Langridge, Martyn Hill, John Shirley-Quirk; London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 567 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5007(2) | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Sacred, Vocal, Oratorio

"…Hickox's set has achieved the status of a classic for Britten recordings." ~sa-cd.net

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at June 5, 2015
Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 59mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 632 MB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary exploring the dynamic relationship that developed between British composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider. Through this collaboration, Britten's music reached television audiences, from elaborately staged studio operas, intimate duets featuring his partner Peter Pears, to the massive Proms performance of his War Requiem. The programme features interviews with Britten's collaborators and singers as well as those working behind the scenes including Michael Crawford, David Attenborough, Humphrey Burton and soprano April Cantelo. James Naughtie narrates.